Laborie Bay – Saint Lucia
Debbie’s Restaurant – ranked 21 of 126 in Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia (October 23, 2012) – The Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and Creative Industries - Saint Lucia, has partnered with Laborie, a small fishing community in observing Tourism Week 2012 under the theme, “Katjile Tourisme, Katjile Sent Lisi or Think Tourism, Think Saint Lucia”.
Home of former Prime Minister Sir Allen Louisy, current Prime Minister Honorable Dr. Kenny D. Anthony and Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy, Laborie was chosen for its rich history, scenic beauty and deeply rooted cultural heritage. This year’s observance is expected to encourage industry and community wide participation in recognizing the economic, socio-economic and cultural contributions that the industry has made to Saint Lucia. The week long celebration is also expected to engender a sense of ownership on a community level, allowing environs an opportunity to realize and appreciate the symbiotic relationship between the tourism industry and the community of Laborie.
The week commenced with the opening ceremony on Sunday October 21st. One of the highly anticipated activities is the Tourism Symposium on October 24th where tourism officials, industry stakeholders, hoteliers and representatives from other sectors, engage in discussions on a variety of tourism related issues. The symposium will be held at Debbie’s Restaurant, a culinary haven, well known for its sumptuous local and international cuisine.
Tourism Week 2012 culminates with activities which coincide with Saint Lucia’s Creole Weekend. These include a Kweyol (pronounced kway-yol) breakfast and church service, a village food fair and cultural parade.